H.R. 1681 (112th): Every Child Deserves a Family Act


May 3, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 3, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Fortney “Pete” Stark
Representative for California's 13th congressional district


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Last Updated: May 3, 2011
Length: 12 pages

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S. 1770 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Nov 1, 2011

About the bill

Full Title

To prohibit discrimination in adoption or foster care placements based on the sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status of any prospective adoptive or foster parent, or the sexual orientation or gender identity of the child involved.

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Related Bills

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H.R. 3827 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 15, 2009

S. 1770 (Related)
Every Child Deserves a Family Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 1, 2011

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May 3, 2011


114 cosponsors (113D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no votes related to this bill.

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